Business Booming For Local Tree Services

By Chauncy Glover - bio | e-mail 

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - From cranes and chainsaws to just good ole' man power, workers from Foster's Tree Service are working from sun up until sun down.

"Its hard out here, trying make a little hustle to get some fire wood for later in the year," says Jesse Webster.

Billy Foster is the owner of the business.

He says a blessing came in the storm for him. His business was just about to fold.

"We were barely making it. Every tree company was calling each other trying to find some kind of work. Even we were down to the knees.>

But since Sunday's tornado swept through, its been call, after call and tree after tree.

Business has been booming.

Foster says, he has several crews across Columbus working. He says they focus on getting trees off of houses, but they've also had to focus on cleaning up debris and other trash.

"We have gotten very much work right now. We probably have two to three weeks worth of work right now," he says.